Sofa project on second hand furniture

Categories: Metal, Glass, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: SOFA Project

Localisation: Bristol (UK)

Summary

“SOFA Project” was founded in Bristol in 1982 as the 'Shifting Old Furniture Around' project and has flourished ever since. “SOFA Project” is a social enterprise that supplies second hand furniture, household goods and domestic electrical appliances to people in conditions of need.

Self service detergent in large retail

Categories: Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Plastic

Organisation: Piemonte region

Localisation: Piemonte region (Italy)

Summary

In July 2005, the Piemonte region launched the Self Service Detergents Project in order to reduce detergents packaging waste production.

RUSZ Repair and service center Vienna

Categories: Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: R.U.S.Z. - Reparatur und Service Zentrum

Localisation: Vienna (Austria)

Summary

Since 1998, Vienna supports financially the repair center R.U.S.Z. – Reparatur und Service Zentrum. At the R.U.S.Z. WEEE products diverted from shredder treatment are collected and repaired. Electronic waste that can be repaired is reused and sold as second hand equipment.

Public Water Fountain with sparkling water

Categories: Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Plastic, Water

Organisation: Municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy)

Localisation: Castelfidardo (Italy)

Summary

Since January 2010 the municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy) has installed a public water fountain with a carbon filter system in order to dispense mineral and sparkling water to its inhabitants.